Jawas were typically short natives of Tatooine. They were passionate scavengers, seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. A band of Jawas was responsible for locating C-3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to Luke Skywalker’s uncle, Owen Lars. Another tribe of Jawas, led by Tteel Kkak, found Jabba the Hutt’s rancor. They had a reputation for swindling, as they had a penchant for selling old equipment such as outdated faulty droids to moisture farmers. However, they were extremely passive beings, and hardly put up any resistance to colonists of their planet unlike the other natives the Sand people, instead seeing foreigners as an excellent business opportunity.
1. Mask (and eyes)
- a. Black mask covering the entire face of the costumer so that no parts of the costumer’s head is visible. Face paint is not acceptable.
- b. The mask may be used as a base upon which the two glowing eyes are mounted.
- c. When in full costume, only the glowing eyes should be visible from within the opening of the hood.
- d. The eyes should glow, rather than emit a beam of light (flashlights or other beam emitting lights are not permitted). Incandescent lamps or non-directional LEDs are ideal.
- e. Eyes should be yellow or light orange (amber), spaced for “binocular vision” and approximately 1″ – 1.25″ in diameter.
2. Robe and Hood
- a. Robe and hood are a dark rust-brown textured fabric, and are separate pieces (hood is not attached to the robe).
- b. Robe pattern should be such that there are no visible seams and with an off center opening (on the front) that runs the length of the garment. The robe may also be sewed closed. The only seams that would appear would be left and right side seams on the underside of the sleeves to the arm pit area and proceeding down each side. Sleeves and bottom of the robe are unhemmed and be tattered/frayed.
- c. Hood is “pointy” and must be lined with a solid, black fabric.
- d. The hood may be reinforced to maintain the facial opening, and should lap over (the robe) and onto the shoulders.
- e. The flaps at the bottom front of the hood should overlap and may wrap around the neck.
- f. Robe and hood may be weathered.
- a. Black cloth or leather (or leather-like) gloves extending over the wrist (and along the arm to ensure no skin is visible).
- b. Gloves should be plain. Adornments, buckles, straps, etc. are not permitted.
4. No exposed skin (or clothing)
- a. Black or brown undergarments should cover the costumers so that no skin (or other clothing) is visible.
- a. (At least) one bandolier is required, and should be patterned from WWII or earlier bandoliers.
- b. Black or brown leather or leather-like material should be used.
- c. Bandolier(s) should be worn/weathered and any metal components should be dull/worn/scuffed.
- d. Up to two bandoliers are permitted and should be worn across the chest going from the shoulder to the waist.
- a. Boots (and lower legs) should be wrapped in a similar fabric as the robe/hood and be a similar color.
- b. Boots/wrapping should extend to the mid calf (or high enough so that no skin is visible).
7. Entire costume should appear tattered and weathered.
“Your submission will ultimately be compared against the original costume, drawing, or computer graphic, along with the overall fit of the costume as worn by you and craftsmanship. The individual costume standards are the minimum requirements that must be met before the judges will begin evaluating your submission.”
(All optional items must reflect designs seen in the films.)
- Vest, crude, natural color, and worn over the robe.
- Realistic black fur may be applied to the tops of the gloves.
- Ion Blaster (Episodes IV and VI)
- Holster (for blaster)
- Microflame Welder (Episode IV)
- Droid Caller (Episode IV)
Updated: October 23, 2013
Costume Standards Committee Review: September 14, 2013 – October 14, 2013
Wretched Hive Forums Review: October 14, 2013 – October 23, 2013.